TT Conference attendee in hard hat with tool beltA Hands-on Conferences for 8th Grade and High School Girls.

New Ventures Maine organizes free, one-day Totally Trades! conferences throughout Maine to encourage female students to consider careers in fields traditionally dominated by men.

Each year more than 500 girls have the opportunity to explore careers in trades and technology. Featured careers include:

  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • Welding
  • Building Construction
  • Cable Technician
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Alternative Energy

“We give girls a hands-on workshop experience to spark their interest and raise awareness about a career field that they may not have previously considered, as well as provide female role models – women who can lead by example, having already succeeded in pursuing work that traditionally is viewed as ‘man’s work’,”says Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau, Aroostook County Regional Manager


Mark your calendars!

The Totally Trades! spring 2017 conferences are right around the corner:

                   Attendee making wood box using power tools   Instructor talking toconference attendees   Attendees taking apart cpus   Attendee looking up at car on lift

Primary funding is provided by the Maine Dept. of Transportation and Maine Dept. of Education/Career and Technical Education.

Additional in-kind and financial support is provided by

    • Hardypond Construction
    • Cynthia McMullin Fund for Women of the Maine Community Foundation
    • Cianbro
    • Time Warner Cable
    • Lane Construction Co.
    • Northern Maine Community College
    • Washington County Community College
    • University of Maine at Augusta
    • Local Businesses

There are Career and Technical Education (CTE) Centers and Regions throughout Maine that provide hands-on training programs for high school students. For more information about a CTE Center close to you, visit mainecte.org.

For more information on how New Ventures Maine is working to introduce girls and women to non-traditional career fields contact Jean Dempster at 207-621-3434 or dempster@maine.edu
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